Mar 1, 2011 6:30pm EST
at least five people dead. seth doane reports from one of the hardest-hit cities in northwestern ohio. >> reporter: by air, the scope of this flood emerges. much of downtown findlay, ohio, is under three feet of water tonight after a violent rainstorm melting the heavy snow pack left by a near blizzard friday. >> it's getting higher and higher and we don't know what we'll do. i have never seen water like this before. >> reporter: torrents of water overtopped dams and washed through communities. flooding farm land and resting rivers at 16 feet, near record-setting river levels. near cleveland, the chagrin river broke through a dam sending 100 people fleeing to safety. when residents couldn't save themselves, rescue workers stepped in. you had to be pretty happy to see the fire department. >> yes, we were. >> reporter: surrounded by water? >> yes. basement is flooded, both streets flooded over there. >> reporter: some scrambling to gather what the water had not already carried away. the storm that brought water to ohio further south brought wind. tornados tore through missouri, ten
Mar 25, 2011 6:30pm EDT
monarchs have been spotted in south texas. last year, seth doane reported their population was down 75%. but tonight he tells us they're making a comeback. >> reporter: hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies cluster for warmth in these trees every winter. we were clearly impressed when we visited mexico last year. there are an estimated 250 million monarch butterflies that winter in this preserve. that sounds like a lot, it certainly looks like a lot. but the butterfly population we saw was actually at an all-time recorded low as overdevelopment and illegal logging decimated the forests. this year, the trees were dripping in butterflies and the skies filled with millions more monarchs. butterfly colonies covered nearly ten acres of forest-- double the area last year. conservationist bill toone says that's great news, but... >> all that has to be kept in perspective with the fact that last year was the lowest number of butterflies in mexico since we started recording in 1993. >> reporter: why the rebound? the mexican government has made progress fighting illegal logging, down 97%.
Mar 10, 2011 7:00pm EST
patriotic americans. seth doane traveled to tennessee to get reaction from one muslim family. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag... >> reporter: every morning at his murfreesboro, tennessee, middle school... >> one nation under god... >> reporter: ... 14-year-old salim sbenaty honors his country. but today while he was taking his english exam, lawmakers on capitol hill were examining extremists within his religion, islam. >> we're not some crazy radical... we're regular people. we're like the average joes. >> reporter: the sbenaty family is getting tired of defending their religion. these hearings on capitol hill aren't targeting you, your family, really, are they? >> well, in a sense they are. you know, they're associating the religion with terrorism. >> the mosque itself and the place of worship is labeled as radical, then if i go there, i'm going to be radical as well. >> reporter: there are about 250 muslim families in this town of about 100,000 people. they say they've lived here in peace for decades until last year when the proposed expansion of a mosque inflamed emotions. it was la
Mar 8, 2011 5:30pm PST
sensation and seth doane reports that's creating a lot of jokes and even some job opportunities. >> reporter: charlie sheen is now starring in his own show on the web called "sheen's corner." part tragedy, part science fiction. definitely a mystery. >> i'm going to write my sermons i'm going to deliver them like truth torpedos. we big beg for nothing. beggars beg, winners win. you're either in my corner or you're with the trolls. >> reporter: it's all setting new highs-- or lows-- in the social media sphere. nearly one million new twitter followers in just one day. well over two million now. >> he's lost his day job. is this another life for charlie sheen? >> a lot of people are thinking that charlie sheen has a huge opportunity to monetize his whole crazy train wreck life on line. he's got the tools at his disposal. he's all ready proven that he's a gigantic twitter and facebook monster. >> reporter: companies hoping to cash in are boarding the train wreck, too. sheen's tweet about needing an intern links directly to this ad from internships.com which paid sheen an undisclosed